27th & 29th May Kindy Screening
Wednesday 28th May
Book Fair Parade 8.45am
Thursday 29th May
Musica Viva 11.30am
Friday 30th May Pupil Free Day
Monday 2nd June
Western Australia Day Public Holiday
Thursday 5th June
Tuesday 10th June Class Photos
Friday 13th June
Tuesday 24th June Tuckshop Rm 4
From the Principal
Teaching & Learning at NFPSAn Update As staff we have begun a process to clarify what teaching & learning is at North Fremantle Primary School. The process will see us gaining information about what our major school community stakeholders (students, staff and parents) view teaching and learning to be at North Fremantle Primary School. We have gathered information about learning from our parents through the parent questionnaire sent out last term (sent along with the parent engagement survey through the IPS application process). A summary of this is provided in the link below and presented as a word cloud. Our aim is to also create a word cloud for our students based on
student focus groups, interviews and staff workshops. We will then synthesize the 3 word clouds to identify trends and commonalities. Similar keywords would then form a part of our common framework for teaching and learning at North Fremantle Primary School. Once we have developed our teaching and learning framework it will allow us to engage in deeper staff and student conversations about teaching and learning, inform school strategic directions, clarify teach-ing and learning in our community and promote teaching and learning to our community and beyond. Please click on the link below for a summary of what our parent community value about learning. Words that appear larger in the word cloud were stated more frequently in the questionnaire. http://www.tagxedo.com/art/bc2de001c7f14199 Year 7 Transition to Secondary School In 2015 Year 7 students will move to secondary school. The move will provide your child with the same opportunities as children across Western Australia, giving them access to specialist subject teaching and facilities needed for the Australian Curriculum. As a year 7 student in a secondary school your child will be introduced to new and more demanding mathematical concepts including formal algebra and geometry, and will study biological and physical
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For all students at North Fremantle Primary School to experience learning that is purposeful, engaging and empowers them to become life long learners.
Through partnerships with parents and the local community, we will provide an inclusive environment in which our students can develop the knowledge skills, understandings and confidence to reach their potential. Email the school administration: NorthFremantlePS@education.wa.edu.au
Email Teachers direct: Room? NorthFremantlePS@education.wa.edu.au (Please insert which room # your child is in)
range of learning experiences such as computer science, robotics food science woodwork and metal work. The move will provide exciting new opportunities for your child. Our school and staff are working hard to prepare for this transition. If you have any questions I encourage you to visit the Departments parent website at www.det.wa.edu.au/schoolsandyou or make time to meet with me. Kindergarten Enrolment for 2015 The cut off date for Kindergarten enrolments for 2015 is fast approaching so this note serves as a reminder to all families who wish to enrol at North Fremantle Primary School Kindergarten for 2015 that we are now taking applications for enrolments. Applications will then be considered and families will be formally notified of enrolment after the cut off date 25 July 2014.
Room 2 - Liz Smith
Weve been ferociously busy in Pre-primary - its no wonder were all so tired! Last week the chil-dren triumphed in their retelling of Pamela Allens story Who Sank the Boat in our Class Assembly Item. They really rose to the challenge of public speaking and I was so proud of their performance. We baked many delicious treats and hosted an afternoon tea in honour of Mothers Day on Friday which was simple to the point of perfection, thank you to all who were able to attend. Alongside our ongoing acquisition of vital literacy and numeracy skills the children have been creating interesting transport models using a range of construction toys and recycled goodies and working collaboratively on a
background for class artwork. The children are becoming more adept at explaining what they are learning and why and their many efforts in the classroom both social and academic - are really paying off and I think we are almost wholly responsible for Mr. Di Felice running out of Principal Award stickers! Parents, there is a LOT going on at our little school with big
ideas please look out for the additional Pre-primary infor-
mation sheet which the children will be bringing home soon.
Room 1 - Lisa Miller
What a busy few weeks we have had in Kindy. We have been learning all about syllables in words and recognising our numbers up to 10. Well done to Wes and Amelia who have been our Stars of the week and have had Benson Bear visit their home. Have a look at some of the fantastic things we have been doing!
Room 3 - Bev Lane
Last week everyone wrote some lovely things about their mums for Mothers Day. It was good to see that all of your hard work is appreciated. Its great to see the children are developing good work habits through doing their home reading and homework. This week as part of our history project we are talking about ourselves as babies,
so it would be appreciated if you can find a baby photo that we could photocopy
and return. It is always fun and educational to compare ourselves now and then.
NAPLAN This week our Years 3, 5 and 7 students participated in the 2014 NAPLAN assessments. I was impressed in the way our students gave 100% during all assessments. We look forward to gaining the students results later this year. Alex Di Felice Principal
Rooms 5 - Brent Snook As you can imagine this week has been a busy one with our year 5 students completing their NAPLAN testing. Well done to all students for an excellent effort and application. As a class this term we have been reading the novel Gift of the Gab by Morris Gleitzman. We are focussing on connecting parts of the story to individual events that have happened in our own lives, which has created some interesting discussion around some the adventures our students have been on. We would like to wish all the hard working mums out there a happy Mothers day for last Sunday. We hope
you all got spoilt with breakfast in bed and a lovely day with your family.
Room 4 - Rochelle Reeves & Belinda Baldey
Room 7 - Chris John
Room 4 students have put on their dancing shoes and are rockin out in our edudance
lessons. We have some very talented groovers.
Our budding scientists are getting lots of exposure to
chemistry with the help
of Mr Bill. We blew into
a test-tube to find out if
we are human. What do
you think the result was?
Some of us are feeling
fractured about fractions
and dont be surprised if your children are trying to chop
everything into fractions this week.
There has also been a lot of discussion about doing your
fair share of chores at home. We are sure that all mums
and dads must be reaping the rewards.
The first few weeks back in Room 7 have been
packed with NAPLAN revision and preparation but
we have found some time to cover some different
content. The class has been creating some fantastic
poetry in English, using metaphor and symbolism to
show the attributes they share with different
In Health we have been looking at the definition of
maturity, more specifically the ability to respond
appropriately to the environment. Last but not least
weve also been getting stuck into Edudance on
Fridays with enthusiasm, as the photos show.
Wolf By Marcus Lelong I am a wolf Standing on the mountain snow Watching a winter stream flow My life is shared with those for whom I care I am a wolf My loyalty cannot be compared.
On Tuesday May 6th three teams from North Fremantle headed over the road to
compete in the WACA T20 Blast Cricket Carnival against Winterfold, White Gum
Valley, Fremantle and East Hamilton Hill Primary Schools. The day saw our students
take some amazing catches,
bowl and field brilliantly and
try their best to hit some balls
into the river.
Although we didnt win
enough games to bring back some silverware our bunch represented
the school beautifully. Well done to all that took part, and thanks to the
P&C for their contribution on the day.
The opening time for the Uniform Shop has now changed to 8.30am 9.00am TUESDAYS.
Book Club at North Fremantle PS 2014 What: Book Club is run as